Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Retro Sketch Challenge and Rolled Paper Layout

Hello!  Welcome!  I'm sharing both a layout and a card today ... read on and enjoy :)

First I am sharing a fun card that I created based on the following Retro Sketches challenge.

I had a ton of fun with this sketch and made use of some new wooden plane embellishments that I recently bought at ScrapMuch?

You can also see that I cut out a few clouds and pop-dotted them on top of background clouds to create some additional dimension.

I used mini alphas for my message ... and used some Glossy Accents to give them some shine!  I love using this see-through type ribbon on my cards ... I think it worked here with the fluffy cloud theme!

Next, I'm sharing a layout that I created for the Frosted Designs challenge to use rolled paper.

You can see that I used rolled paper to create a grass type effect across the bottom of my layout ... It was a fun challenge to attempt :) ... I'll be honest, it was the first time I ever tried using rolled paper!

I created some clusters with many textures ... this felt cloud, wooden bird, twine stitches and metal green paperclip made for an effective embellishment cluster.

I have been enjoying using mini alphas lately...  a great way to make a longer title that doesn't take up too much room!

Thanks for stopping in!
Be sure to check back in tomorrow!


  1. Hi Ellen, your card is really FUN! The clouds that are popped up look great! Wonderful layout too! So glad you played RetroSketches this week!

  2. Ellen, You did a great job on your first attempt to use a rolled paper techniqhe. Your layout is just gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining us over at Frosted Designs for our Fabulous Friday challenge:)

  3. Nice work! Aviation is a hobby at my house so I really LOVE your card! Thanks for sharing and inspiring!

  4. Totally, completely fun. Love the dark teal choice for the sky and love the cutouts.

  5. Your cards and LO's are awesome. I especially love the tissue box cover you made. I look forward to working with you on the DT. I am now a follower.


  6. that card is super! i wanna know who you are giving it to! lol your rolled paper layout turned out fabulous, love how much it looks like grass and the little flowers peeking out are darling too

  7. Thanks so much for playing along at Frosted Designs this week! Love your project!! Your layout is very pretty!!!

  8. Love Love Love it!! Both are fabulous projects. Those wooden embellishments are perfect. :)
    Thanks for playing along with us at RetroSketches.

    p.s. my pups name is Stella too!! Your Stella is beautiful. Old English bulldog?